The Program

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Eastern Ave, the University of Sydney

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Sciences Po (l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris) offer a four-year dual degree program to both international and domestic students.

If accepted into the program, you will work towards both:

  • a Bachelor of Arts at Sciences Po, and
  • either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Economics at the University of Sydney.

Sciences Po

You will complete the first two years of the program in France, at one of three regional campuses.

Each campus focuses on a particular region of the world:

  • Le Havre – located on the Normandy Coast, focuses on the relationship between Europe and Asia.
  • Menton – located on the French Riviera, focuses on the relationships between the northern and southern sides of the Mediterranean, as well as the analysis of the links between Europe and the Middle East.
  • Reims – located in the Champagne region, 45 minutes outside of Paris, focuses on the comparative understanding of Europe and North America.

Courses are taught in English, although you will select alternate languages of instruction as your comfort level in the respective language of instruction increases.

The regional campuses are small an intimate, with a student population of no more than 300 students at Le Havre and Menton campuses and no more than 600 students at the Reims campus. This ensures small class sizes and an interactive community.

The University of Sydney

After completing the first two years of study in France, you will move to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney to continue your third and fourth year of studies in either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Economics.

Year-by-Year Breakdown

  • Year One: Sciences Po – commencing in August at one of three Sciences Po regional campuses
  • Year Two: Sciences Po – continued study at the selected regional campus
  • Year Three: The University of Sydney – move to the University of Sydney for year three, commencing in July (semester 2)
  • Year Four: The University of Sydney – final year of study which will be completed in June.

At the conclusion of your studies, you will earn both a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sciences Po and a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.